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THE RCC WEEKLY 



Volume 2, Issue 32 
October 22, 2012 




SUCCKSS STORY 

When Jelani Lynch, (Boston Public School 
graduate— RCC student) left his regular 
high school for Community Academy, his 
future did not look particularly promising. 
That is when he got involved with the PIC 
•'^U&^j and the Diamond Educators mentoring 
W^^ 5I ^ \ program. Since then, Jelani has been a 

model of persistence and initiative. After 
graduating from high school, he joined Year Up, a unique 
professional training program, and was selected as the student 
speaker for his graduating class. Jelani is currently a broadcast 
media student at RCC and has launched his own video 
production company. Despite his busy schedule, he still finds 
time to mentor troubled teenagers to help them create their 
own personal blueprints for success. 

13 roijindtablij: 

The next Tech Tools Table Talks will be held on Wed, Oct 24, 
from 11:30am - 1:00pm in the Faculty Lounge, Room 3-424. 
Faculty are invited to join Ruth Ronan, Tom Macdonald and 
David Perkinson, during lunch or a break, in an informal setting 
to share Web 2.0 tips and resources. 

At this talk, the T3 team would like to show VoiceThread 

"conversations in the cloud" in 

action and share ideas for 

incorporating this collaboration 

tool in lessons. They also plan to 

continue their introduction to 

Diigo - the social bookmarking 

website. Bring your lunch and any 

ideas to share! 



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Hispanic Heritage: Three Artists 

Estephanie Vasquez, Anabel Vasquez and Oscar 

Astromujoff. 

October 19-November 16 in the Joan Resnikoff 

Gallery, Media Arts Building. 

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MARK YOUR 
CALENDAR 



Massasoit Community College 

Theatre Co. will hold auditions for 

Yes, Virginia: Ttie Musical Sat, Oct 

27'*' at 3pm at Massasoit '"^ 

Community College's Buckley Performing Arts Center. 

Please bring sheet music of 16 bars which best 
demonstrates your vocal ability. Ages 8-80 are welcome 
to audition. 

Directed by Nathan Fogg with Musical Direction by Steve 
Shannon, the Massasoit Theatre Co. will present Yes, 
Virginia: Tine Musical for one weekend, Dec 20 - 23'^ . 
Rehearsal schedule to be announced according to cast 
availability. Being a one-act it is anticipated the rehearsal 
schedule will not be too taxing. 

Does Santa Claus really exist? That's a question kids have 
been asking for generations. In 1897, one precocious girl 
named Virginia O'Hanlon was determined to find an 
answer. Her letter to The New York Sun prompted one of 
the most famous newspaper editorials 
of all time, and inspired future 
generations to believe in the holiday 
spirit. 



Look for flyers posted around the 
campus and by email for a 
complete list of upcoming table 
talks. 



October 19-November 16: Hispanic 
Heritage: Three Artists (Media 
Arts Building) 

October 23: RCC Career Fair (4-200) 

October 24: T3 RoundTable (3-424) 

October 26: PARCC Conference (BHCC) 



Every year the beloved animated special 
based on Virginia's story touches new 
audiences. Now, this holiday classic has 
been adapted into a magical stage show. 
New songs by Macy's Emmy Award- 
winning songwriters, a heartwarming 
story and an unforgettable cast of 
characters all come together in this new 
theatrical event. 



The RCC Weekly 




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UPCOMING PKKFORMAlVClilS 



The Wind in 
Vento Chiaro 
Sounds Sweet 

Where: Mainstage at RCC 
When: Thursday, Nov 15, 

6:30PM 
Cost: Free/ open to the 

public 

Vento Chiaro, the Boston-based 
woodwind quintet acclaimed 
nationally for its technical virtuosity, 
intrepid take on the classical 
repertoire, and educational mission 
will perform four free concerts 
around town this fall. 

The group lives up to its name, which 
means "Clear Wind" in Italian, by 
blending the sweet sounds of 
woodwind and brass instruments in 
intimate settings. All concerts are 
scheduled for non-traditional 
settings, including both Bunker Hill 
Community College campuses in 
Chelsea and Charlestown, and 
Roxbury Community College. The 
interactive programs offer a concert 
experience enhanced by discussion 
between the performers and 
audience members. The final 
performance, at the Coolidge Corner 
Theater in Brookline, is directed at 
children. 

The series is sponsored by the Free 
For All Concert Fund, which ensures 
that all Bostonians have access to 
high quality classical music in 
perpetuity. This is the second year 
Vento Chiaro has been a recipient. 
"We are thrilled to have them back 
this year," says Laura Montgomery, 
Director of the BHCC Art Gallery. The 
concert will be held there in 
conjunction with a group exhibit of 
Boston-area artists and collectors 




honoring baseball, the Sox and the 
Fenway Park Centennial. 

Vento Chiaro, founded in 1997 at the 
Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, 
has numerous concerts, residencies, 
master classes and other educational 
programs under their belt. This 
includes residencies at Tanglewood 
and the Longy School of Music. 
They're on a mission to raise the 
visibility and enjoyment of wind 
music by exploring the form's 
frontiers. Highlighting works of the 
20th and 21st centuries, the 
ensemble premieres and 

commissions new works, 

collaborating with innovative 
composers. The LA Times declares 
Vento Chiaro a force to be reckoned 
with, saying, "the day of the 
woodwind quintet may be dawning." 

During this series, Vento Chiaro 
features a new piece called "One 
Hen" by Justin Casinghino, Boston- 
based composer and founder and 
director of the Boston Composers' 
Coalition. Telling a tale of the micro- 
lending phenomenon, it riffs on the 
popular children's book of the same 
name about how one small loan, and 
one small boy, can make a difference 
in the world. 

"They loved it," continues 
Montgomery about last year's 
concerts. "Many of our students and 
children from the Chelsea public 
schools were able to experience for 
the first time this form of music. 



Roxbury Repertory Theater 

The Diary of Anne Frank 

Adaptation by Wendy Kesselman 
Talkback with Wendy, Nov 2 @ 8pm 

Where: Mainstage at RCC 

When: Oct 25 & 26 - 10am & 8pm 

Oct 27- 2pm 

Oct 28 -4pm 

Novl&2- 10am & 8pm 

Nov 3 - 2pm & 7pm 
Cost: $10 Adults, $5 Seniors/ 

Students 

Presented with The Genocide 
Diaries: Real Stories by Genocide 
Survivors from The Holocaust, 
Darfur, Rwanda. 

For reservations and information, 
please contact: 

Pamela Green 

pgreen@rcc.mass.edu 

617-541-5380 

www.rccmainstage.com 

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Concerts like this, with their well 
thought out educative component, 
create a pathway to decoding music, 
making it more accessible to the 
uninitiated. If only one child was 
inspired to learn more, to embrace 
music, and want to pick up an 
instrument and play, then we did our 
job of inspiring the love of music." 

To find out if "Take Me Out to the 
Ball Game" will be on the Quintet's 
program for the evening, you'll just 
need to come and see. 



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